soften etymology

English word soften comes from Middle English soft, Middle English -n

Detailed word origin of soften

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
soft Middle English (enm)
-n Middle English (enm)
soften English (eng) (intransitive) To become soft or softer. (transitive) To make less harsh. (transitive) To make something soft or softer.. (transitive) To undermine the morale of someone (often soften up).

Words with the same origin as soften

Descendants of -n
been bin broken chosen fallen forgiven forgotten forsaken given gotten heartbroken mistaken rotten seen shaken stolen taken unseen